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  • Gene Hackman at 85: his 10 best films

    As he turns 85, we remember 10 of the finest films starring Gene Hackman, one of the great actors to emerge from the New Hollywood of the 1960s and 70s.

    Mike Sutton
    Friday 30 January 2015

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  • The 10 best John Ford films

    In his 50-year career, John Ford made some 140 feature films, including Oscar winners and some of the greatest westerns ever made. Here’s a rundown of his finest achievements.

    David Parkinson
    Friday 30 January 2015

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  • 10 great films about children in wartime

    Not just one of the great school films, Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants also belongs to a grand tradition of powerful dramatisations of the experiences of children during wartime.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Thursday 29 January 2015

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  • Sign up for our free online filmmaking course

    Learn the secrets behind making films with our new six-week course, run by FutureLearn and developed by the NFTS with the BFI Film Academy.


    Wednesday 28 January 2015

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  • The day we teamed up with Wikipedia

    A marathon of Wikipedia editing at the BFI Reuben Library has enriched the online encyclopedia’s records relating to black and Asian British filmmaking.

    Stephen McConnachie
    Tuesday 27 January 2015

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  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival launches mentorship programme

    We’re launching a mentorship pilot that will offer five emerging LGBT filmmakers from the UK the opportunity to progress in the industry.


    Monday 26 January 2015

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  • 10 great LGBT TV and online series

    As Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, the latest projects from Russell T. Davies, rake in the acclaim, we remember some of the best LGBT series of yesteryear.

     

    Alex Davidson
    Friday 23 January 2015

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  • 10 great comedies of the 21st century

    As the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival rolls in to blow away the January blues once again, we decided it was time to take stock of some of the 21st century’s finest, funniest achievements in film comedy.

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 22 January 2015

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  • Shooting the message #19: Radley Yeldar

    Our latest communiqué from the world of corporate filmmaking examines the rise of Radley Yeldar, an award-winning production company with clients including Network Rail and the bulk of FTSE 100 companies.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 21 January 2015

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  • British films at Sundance 2015

    A Michael Fassbender western, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn and a smattering of documentaries are among the new British films heading out west for this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 21 January 2015

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